Saturday, January 12, 2008

Building 26 Comes Down, Oldest First.


So, notice how they are phasing this demolition. What comes down first? The original building 26.

Things come down fast in Dayton, so it always pays to have the camera handy to catch the last days of some local landmark.



2 comments:

Sammy76 said...

You know, I just can't get excited about this issue. I know it's an important building, but its ugly and lacks any historic character. I can't help but think that there are much bigger, more important buildings in this city to save.

Jeffrey said...

"I can't help but think that there are much bigger, more important buildings in this city to save."


There are, and lets see where these Bldg 26 activists will be in future preservation fights. I suspect there'll be nary a word from them. They didn't seem really committed to historic preservation as a general principle, just this codebreakers thing.

I was supportive until I was flamed by one of the Building 26 "Codebreaker" activists at the DDN website for suggesting this building was "water under the bridge"

Pissed me off.

Yet, the big deal here was the "process".

This was probably a keeper building as it was one of the few that survived the NCR shut-down and demolition.

They could have done a renvoation and kept the modern wrap-around as that was just a big open-bay spec office building, and did some interior restoration of the old part.

And I know that UDs facilities chief knew this was possible as he was famliar with similar renovations at Wright-Patterson; the unit he worked for did this kind of renovation, with even older buildings.